Affton News

Affton man indicted on charges of molesting young children

A county grand jury indicted an Affton man Friday on charges that he took videos of young children while he molested them. Jonathan Askew, 49, of the 4800 block of Heidelberg Avenue, 63123, is charged with seven felonies, including four counts of sodomy or attempted sodomy on a person younger than 14 years old and

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Lindbergh among best school districts in country

Lindbergh Schools ranks among the best school districts in the United States, ac-cording to a recent study by the National Council for Home Safety and Security. Lindbergh consistently ranks among the top school districts in Missouri for academic achievement, ranking No. 1 in Missouri for student achievement from 2010 to 2015. In addition, six Lindbergh

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Affton chamber conducts annual Awards Dinner

The Affton Chamber of Commerce recently presented awards to its Business Person of the Year and Citizens of the Year at its 25th annual Awards Dinner Gala at Andre’s South in Oakville. The award recipients were also honored with resolutions unanimously approved by the County Council, co-sponsored by the two councilmen who represent Affton, 5th

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Affton senior apartments see little opposition

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com A large new apartment complex for senior citizens in Affton saw little opposition at a public hearing last week, unlike a U-Haul facility proposed at Show Me Lanes in Oakville that was up for public comment during the same hearing. Indianapolis-based Herman & Kittle Properties is seeking to construct

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Bayless slates Souper Bowl for Hunger dinner

The Bayless School District will sponsor its annual Souper Bowl for Hunger dinner and silent auction fundraiser for the Affton Christian Food Pantry on the Friday before the Super Bowl. This year, the sixth annual event will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, in the cafeteria at Bayless Elementary School, 4531

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Terrys have boy

Vittorio and Jennifer Terry of Oakville announce the birth of their fourth child, Tyler John, 20¾ inches, 8 pounds, 12 ounces. He was born Dec. 3 at Mercy Hospital St. Louis. Elder children are Julia, 5½; Valory, 3½; and William, 2. Maternal grandparents are Daniel and Joyce Sindelar of Oakville. Paternal grandparents are Bob and

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Gravois Kiwanis Club honors Terrific Kids

The Gravois Kiwanis Club recently honored Terrific Kids at Mesnier Primary School. The Terrific Kids program provides teachers with a tool to reward students for special achievements that may otherwise go unnoticed. Terrific is an acronym representing: Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive and Capable. Terrific Kids, front row, from left, are: Joelle Serra,

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Kiwanis Club honors Middendorf as Officer of the Quarter

The Kiwanis Club of South County recently honored Officer Eric Middendorf of the St. Louis County Police Department’s Affton Southwest Precinct as its Officer of the Quarter. Middendorf was recognized for his untiring dedication and service to south county. He currently serves as a school resource officer in the Bayless School District. Kiwanis Club President

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